Ichneumon wasp

Thanks to Nick Fensler for the ID. Rural, mixed coniferous & decidous woods overlooking a small river.

  • Raphael Mazor 8y

    Such long antennae! Are they diagnostic of the family, perhaps?
  • Anita Gould 8y

    It looks an awful lot like common sawflies, but it clearly has a true wasp waist --perhaps it is a wasp type that the sawflies are mimicking?
  • Nick Fensler 8y

    Ichneumonid. "Short-tailed" species can give you a prick, but venom is not well developed. Probably mimicking Vespids or maybe even Poecilopompilus Pompilids. (I'm also on Bugguide btw, I just happened upon this...maybe you also posted it there?)
  • Marty DeAngelo 8y

    Excellent shot, Anita!
  • mizzbee 8y

    No ovipositor, it must be a male, I guess.
  • Nick Fensler 8y

    Probably a male, although some female ichneumonids have barely visible ovipositors (even some outside the ophioninae).
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Taken on July 7, 2007
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